Prescription drug addiction and substance abuse affects many doctors, nurses, physicians, medical technicians, pharmacists, and others in the healthcare field. According to an article in Critical Care Medicine, "approximately 10 to 15% of all healthcare professionals will misuse drugs or alcohol at some time during their career." Healthcare professionals possess a higher level of responsibility as they care for the health and safety of our communities. It is important to take the necessary steps to avoid misuse of drugs in our healthcare facilities.
CsRx™ is a safe and secure solution to dispose of your controlled substance waste and help you mitigate diversion risk while protecting your patients, staff and the environment. Our comprehensive, yet simple solution offers multiple levels of safety and security when disposing of tablets, capsules, liquids and patches.
Acts immediately to deactivate controlled substance waste in the container
Deterrent to prevent ingestion of the liquid while in use
Solidification of waste prior to shipping secures content and prevents diversion
Meets Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) non-retrievable requirement*
One-way disposal path
Designed to prevent sharps, vials or ampules from entering the container
Secure containers and brackets to ensure low potential for diversion
Available in 1 and 3 gallon size containers
Prevents controlled substances from entering into the environment, water ways and our communities
Reduction in environmental concern increases program adoption
Improves patient and personnel safety
Follows the DEA's recommendation for incinerating controlled substance waste
This solution can help provide peace of mind that your controlled substance waste will be processed with total security and compliance.
For more information about CsRx™ Service call (866) 338-5120.
*Per DEA guidance letter, hospitals are not required to meet the non-retrievable requirements once a controlled substance is dispensed to a patient.
Source: 1. Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, “Impaired healthcare professional.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17242598 , accessed June 1, 2017.
"Our ability to manage the disposal of controlled substances affects the safety of patients, visitors, employees and anyone who walks through our doors. CsRx Service eliminated unnecessary steps in the disposal of controlled substances and enabled us to standardize more efficient and effective practices across our hospital."
Indiana University Health North
Diversion is at the forefront of our key risk areas and we wanted to standardize our preventive efforts across our system. [CsRx] helps us provide an alternative method of collecting waste that also benefits how we manage the complexities of controlled substance waste in our organization.
Pharmacy Compliance Services, at Allina Health
Stericycle is a leader in providing waste transportation and disposal solutions for specialized and regulated waste streams.
Take the complexity and risk out of handling multiple waste streams in hospitals and major medical facilities with our integrated waste stream solutions.
Reduce environmental and community impact associated with pharmaceutical waste by using a trusted disposal solution.
Comply with USDA requirements related to wastes covered by Animal and Plant Inspection Services (APHIS).
1) Founded in 1989. 2) Based on 2016 data. 3) Based on 2016 data, this includes RCRA and non-RCRA pharmaceutical waste. 4) Based on missed stops report for medical waste YTD through August 2017. 5) Based on June 2016 Commercial General Liability policy with a limit of $1M each occurrence.
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